Category Archives: architecture

Trains, art, a boon, a weir, and Tim Robbins…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: boomerang brown, fidgety fawn, angry auburn, ragged red, platonic purple, tantalising taupe, and gnarled green. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I recently heard of the existence of the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield, Yorkshire; it is … Continue reading

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The embarrassed bird…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: throbbing, basifixed, batholithic, lozenged, principial, recrudescent, and bouncy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, well, he’s certainly a bit tarnished, and he looks really fed up, but I’m sure he’s trying to put a brave … Continue reading

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Drama on the bus, and in the cafe…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is Queen-post – One of a pair of upright posts placed symmetrically on a tie-beam (or collar-beam), connecting it with the rafters above. I don’t really know what this means, but I just … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise on the streets…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is wind-brace – in a roof, a short, usually arched, brace connecting the purlin with the principal rafter and the wall plate, and fixed against the rafters. Good, I’m glad we have that … Continue reading

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Pictures at a noisy exhibition…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s honoured guests are the Justin Bieber lookalike triplets, Clarence, Betty, and Joan Thadge – come on in, flop onto the big sofa, and be as cool as you like… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As part of the Dulltown … Continue reading

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A visit by Stella the tightwad…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is Nailhead. An Early English architectural enrichment consisting of small pyramids repeated as a band – a decorative moulding. (N) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Field Theory. 1994. Pastel on paper probably about 24″ x 18″. ‘Oh … Continue reading

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A slow bus ride in the City of Culture…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one clicking the remote with her trunk trying to find a David Attenborough programme on the TV. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Writing in little notebook on the number 66 bus. 17.33 Thursday … Continue reading

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